Eating insects is said to be an effective way of saving the rain forests and reduce global carbon emissions. This is to improve the diet and cutting the food budget.
According to the Dutch scientist, Arnold van Huis, eat foods made from insects to answer the global food crisis, the depreciation of land and water resources and the level of carbon emissions is more alarming.
Van Huis said, in every bite of insects contain more protein than livestock such as cows and goats. As quoted by the Straits Times, insect breeding cost was less and did not have a lot of carbon footprint.
“Children have no problem eating insects, but in contrast to adults who already have a first diet,” said Van Huis. “Only by trying to direct an adult can change his mind,” continued the professor Wageningen University.
Problems faced by adults is psychological, she explained. For the sake of public interest to consume insects, Van Huis and the team working with a local cooking school in order to provide a recipe book that has interesting menu.